McGill Friendship Questionnaire

McGill Friendship Questionnaire
Mendelson & Aboud‚ 1992‚ 1999
McGill Friendship Questionnaire-Respondent's Affection (MFQ-RA)
Original
1.    I am happy with my friendship with ___ (S)
2.    I care about ___ (P)
3.    I like ___ a lot  (P)
4.    I feel my friendship with ___ is a great one  (S)
5.    I am satisfied with my friendship with ___ (S)
6.    I think ___ is nice  (E)
7.    I want to stay friends for a long time  (P)
8.    I prefer ___ over most people I know  (P)
9.    I feel close to ___ (P)
10.I think my friendship with ___ is strong  (S)
11.I think ___ is a good person  €
12. I am glad that ___ is my friend  (P)
13.I hope ___ and I will stay friends  (P)
14.I would miss ___ if he/she left  (P)
15.I think ___ is a likable person €
16.I enjoy ha‎ving ___ as a friend  (P)
Revised
1.    I am happy with my friendship with ___(S)
2.    I care about ___(P)  
3.    I like ___ a lot 3 (P)
4.    I feel my friendship with ___ is a great one (S)
5.    I am satisfied with my friendship with ___(S)
6.    I feel my friendship with ____ is good (S)
7.    I want to stay friends for a long time (P)
8.    I prefer ___ over most people I know (P)
9.    I feel close to ___ (P)
10.I think my friendship with ___ is strong (S)
11.I am pleased with my friendship with ___(S)
12.I am glad that ___ is my friend (P)
13.I hope ___ and I will stay friends (P)
14.I would miss ___ if he/she left (P)
15.I am contented with my friendship with ___(S)
16.I enjoy ha‎ving ___ as a friend (P)  
Subscale: S = Satisfaction; P = Positive Feelings; E = Evaluation
9-point scale : -4 “Very Much Disagree” to +4 “Very Much Agree”
McGill Friendship Questionnaire-Friend's Functions (MFQ-FF)
1.    ___ is fun to do things with (S)
2.    ___ makes me feel important (SV)
3.    ___ helps me when I need it (H)
4.    ___ is someone I can tell private things to (I)
5.    ___ would make me feel comfortable in a new situation (E)
6.    ___ would still want to be my friend even if I were angry with him/her (R)
7.    ___ would be good to have around if I were frightened (E)
8.    ___ tells me interesting things (S)
9.    ___ makes me feel good about myself even when I mess up (SV)
10.___ would stay my friend through bad times (R)
11.___ knows when I'm upset (I)
12.___ helps me when I need someone else's opinion (H)
13.___ makes me feel sure of myself (SV)
14.___ has good ideas about entertaining things to do (S)
15.___ is someone I can tell secrets to (I)
16.___ gives me useful information when I need it (H)
17.___ would make me feel better if I were worried (E)
18.___ would want to stay my friend if we didn't see each other for a few months (R)
19.___ would make me feel calmer if I were nervous (E)
20.___ would still want to be my friend even if we had a fight (R)
21.___ makes me feel smart (SV)
22.___ makes me laugh (S)
23.___ helps me do things (H)
24.___ knows when something bothers me (I)
25.___ lends me things that I need (H)
26.___ is exciting to talk to (S)
27.___ makes me feel special (SV)
28.___ would listen if I talked about my problems (I)
29.___ would make me feel better if I were in trouble (E)
30.___ would stay my friend even if other people criticized me (R)
31.___ would understand me if I told her/him my problems (I)
32.___ would stay my friend even if other people did not like me (R)
33.___ makes me feel better when I have problems (E)
34.___ is willing to do favors for me (H)
35.___ compliments me when I do something well (SV)
36.___ is enjoyable to be with (S)
37.___ is easy to talk to about private things (I)
38.___ is exciting to be with (S)
39.___ points out things that I am good at (SV)
40.___ helps me when I'm trying hard to finish something (H)
41.___ would make me feel better if I were anxious (E)
42.___ would still want to stay my friend even if we argued (R)
43.___ makes me feel that I can do things well (SV)
44.___ would still want to be my friend even if I didn't have time to see her/him a lot (R)
45.___ understands my feelings (I)
46.___ shows me how to do things better (H)
47.___ is fun to sit and talk with (S)
48.___ makes me feel better when I'm upset (E)
Short form
1.    ___ helps me when I need it.
2.    ___ would make me feel comfortable in a new situation.
3.    ___ is someone I can tell private things to.
4.    ___ has good ideas about entertaining things to do.
5.    ___ would want to stay my friend if we didn't see each other for a few months.
6.    ___ makes me feel smart.
7.    ___ makes me laugh.
8.    ___ knows when I'm upset.
9.    ___ helps me do things.
10.___ points out things that I am good at.
11.___ would be good to have around if I were frightened.
12.___ would still want to be my friend even if we had a fight.
13.___ lends me things that I need.
14.___ would make me feel better if I were worried.
15.___ is someone I can tell secrets to.
16.___ would stay my friend even if other people criticized me.
17.___ compliments me when I do something well.
18.___ is exciting to talk to.
19.___ makes me feel special.
20.___ would stay my friend even if other people did not like me.
21.___ knows when something bothers me.
22.___ is exciting to be with.
23.___ would make me feel calmer if I were nervous.
24.___ helps me when I'm trying hard to finish something.
25.___ makes me feel that I can do things well.
26.___ would still want to stay my friend even if we argued
27.___ shows me how to do things better.
28.___ is fun to sit and talk with.
29.___ is easy to talk to about private things.
30.___ makes me feel better when I'm upset.
Subscale: S= Stimulating Companionship‚ H= Help‚ I= Intimacy‚ R= Reliable Alliance‚ SV= Self-Validation‚ E= Emotional Security
9-point scale: 1= “Never” to 8 “Always” 
Positive Feelings (alpha 0.96)‚ Satisfaction (alpha 0.0.92)‚ Stimulating Companionship (alpha 0.91)‚ Help (alpha 0.89)‚ Intimacy (alpha 0.94)‚ Reliable Alliance (alpha 0.95)‚ Self-Validation (alpha 0.91) ‚ Emotional Security (alpha 0.92)

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